Weld County Business Recovery Program

Funding & support for businesses impacted by COVID-19

 

Connect

public and private partners to improve capacity for business job growth and investment

 

Facilitate

private business growth and investment by providing key information/support services

 

Market

The regions competitive advantages to promote business attraction/retention

 

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on behalf of our customers and clients

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Economic Development in Weld County



Upstate Colorado Economic Development is a public/private non-profit economic development corporation that provides services to all of Weld County. Our work focuses on supporting primary industry and employment diversity.

Our goal is to help these employers bring new equity into the local economy. Upstate Colorado provides service to existing and expanding primary employers, and to those who are considering a Weld County location for their business.

Our plan is to continue to focus on helping create and retain jobs, which in turn will bring wealth to all levels of Weld County.

business grant program for covid19 relief

Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund

Upstate Colorado is proud to administer the Weld County Service Relief Fund, on behalf of Weld County, which provides assistance to high-risk businesses that have been mandated to close or significantly reduce services to meet state COVID-19 guidelines. The initiative is intended to distribute approximately $2 million to eligible Weld County businesses. Financial assistance will be provided on a need-based priority basis for all qualified applicants. Depending on the businesses financial need, assistance is available up to a maximum $10,000 for public transactional businesses with a defined closure or limitations due to capacity restrictions that have 3+ employees and are able to show loss of revenue or COVID related expenses.

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Weld County

Weld County finds itself in the path of opportunity. Weld County is located near several high education institutions, world-class employers and diverse cultural and recreational offerings.

GROWTH

Weld County has projected growth of 15.9% between the years of 2010 and 2017. The 15.9% represents an additional 40,325 people moving into the County over the last 7 years.

INCORPORATED TOWNS

Weld County is home to 31 incorporated towns. Many of these towns are the fastest growing in Colorado.

TAXES

Colorado ranks 48th among 50 state in tax revenue compared to personal income.

PRO BUSINESS

Weld County and Colorado both have a pro-growth and pro-business attitude. There are a range of economic incentives, resources, and loan programs that aim to assist new and existing businesses. Weld County is the only county in Colorado that is debt free.

Helping Weld County Thrive

Upstate Colorado assists Weld County through facilitating and attracting new investment, new job opportunities, stimulating income growth and expanding the local community tax base.

Wells Concrete

Brighton

In 2019, Wells Concrete a relocation/expansion project of two Denver operations announced plans to move to a new 117,000 sf facility. This facility will relocate 200 jobs and add an additional 50.

Intersand Cat Litter

Windsor, CO

Intersand Cat Litter, a Canadian cat litter manufacturer, broke ground for a new 48,000 sf processing facility in Windsor in late 2019.

Vantage Hemp

Greeley, CO

Vantage Hemp, a CBD oil manufacturer, announced plans to locate to Greeley. This operation will employ 30.

Powering Colorado was created to bring to light all the ways that Weld County powers Colorado.

 

Powering Colorado strives to promote our western values and educate other communities about the Weld region’s growing influence and impact. We do this through awareness campaigns, regulatory advocacy, and area outreach. Join our effort by pledging your support for the Weld county region and the success of Colorado.

Thank you to our KEY Investors

Companies that support the commitment to thoughtful growth and opportunities

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Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund – Deadline Extended

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The Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund has administered just over half of it’s allocated funds, providing $1.2 million in assistance to eligible public-facing businesses located in Weld County that have been categorized as “high-risk” and mandated to close or substantially reduce services in response to guidelines issued by the…

SBA Second Draw PPP Loans

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Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund

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The Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund seeks to provide financial assistance to eligible public-facing businesses located in Weld County that have been categorized as “high-risk” and mandated to close or substantially reduce services in response to guidelines issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment effective 11/20/20….

Fall 2020 Business Pulse Survey

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As an organization that works closely with businesses on a daily basis, we want to understand how your business is coping with the challenges that 2020 has brought. In partnership with Economic Development Organizations and Chambers of Commerce in Larimer and Weld County through NoCo REDI, we invite you to…

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The Upstate Colorado Economic Development staff is happy to help you find the resources, expertise, and connections you need to thrive in Weld County. We look forward to hearing from you.

Address: 822 7th St., Suite 550 
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: 970.356.4565

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